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Blunt Fundraiser Cancelled

By on 1.11.06 | 5:10PM

If you've been tracking the going's on today in the House Republical Leader race, you'll know that the big story was Rep. John Boehner's touted plan to change the way legislative earmarks are dealt with in legislation: namely, he'd make earmarks as we know them today a thing of the past.

Getting earmarks inserted into legislation is big business in Washington and there is no better outfit at getting their clients earmarks than the mega-lobbying and advocacy firm of Cassidy and Associates. So no big surprise that Cassidy was hosting a mega fundraiser for Rep. Roy Blunt's leadership PAC, Rely On Your Beliefs (ROYB).

Problem is, the fundraiser -- $5000 per head -- was to be held on January 26, a week before the election for House Leader.

Late today came word that Blunt had canceled the fundraiser.

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